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Fifth Annual Faculty and Staff Hall of Honor to be held May 15

Each year the Emeritus and Retired Faculty and Staff Association (ERFSA) identifies and inducts faculty and staff who have made outstanding contributions to the university during their career.  The “best of the best” will be honored at a luncheon to be held on May 15, 2014, beginning at 11:00 a.m., at the Chico Elks Lodge.  This year the retired faculty to be honored are: Carol E. Burr, Glenn Kendall, William “Steve” Stephens, Persis T. Sturges, Norma Jones, Linda MacMichael, Robert “Bob” Pentzer, and Rickard “Dick” Sorenson.

Those who wish to attend this prestigious event may purchase a luncheon ticket(s) ($25 each) by sending a check (payable to: CSU, Chico) to the University Box Office; CSU, Chico; 400 West First Street; Chico, CA  95929-0120 or by picking up a ticket (s) directly at Sierra Hall 101. For on-campus delivery, just use Campus Zip 120.  You may also go directly to the box office to purchase a ticket(s).  Indicate when sending the request to the box office that it is for the ERFSA Hall of Honor luncheon.  If you are attending to support a specific honoree, please indicate.

"QPOCS!" Presents: Queer People of Color Visibility Week

The Queer People of Color Society "QPOCS!", a new student organization dedicated to providing a safe and affirming space for queer people of color and allies, is hosting a Visibility Week April 15th-April 17th! 

Through a series of events that call attention to intersectionality, participants will learn how crucial it is to consider the racial and ethnic diversity within the LGBTQ+ community, in order to support the queer community in a more holistic way.

All events are free and open to the public. Please visit our facebook event page for more information:


Sponsored by: The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center, Prime Time Productions & University Housing and Food Services, the AS Gender and Sexuality Equity Center, and the Multicultural Affairs Council

Show Your Students the Importance of Experiencing New Cultures. Schedule a Study Abroad Classroom Presentation!

Greetings from the Chico State Study Abroad Office!


At the beginning of each semester, the Study Abroad Office conducts classroom presentations to promote our various programs. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to give these presentations to your classes. The presentations usually last about 10-15 minutes and we are more than willing to tailor them to your specific class focus.


The study abroad office will be conducting class presentations during the month of April and at the beginning of May this semester.  


If you are interested in having Study Abroad present our programs to your classes please send an email to with the following information:


  • Date and time
  • Course title and subject
  • Number of students
  • Location of Classroom
  • Is this SMART classroom?
  • Do you want us to focus on a specific major, country, or region or do you prefer something more basic and open-ended?
  • Do you want the 15-minute presentation or the 30 minute deluxe version with culture quiz and prizes?
  • Any other requests?


Thank you for your time and we hope to hear from you soon!

INTERNATIONAL FORUM: International Experience for Human Services in Seoul, South Korea, Apr. 22

On Tuesday (4/22), Prof. Kui-Hee Song (School of Social Work) speaks about student opportunities for hands-on experience through a faculty-led experience in Seoul, South Korea. During this presentation, Dr. Song will briefly introduce the various Korean human services agencies in Seoul and discuss the different approaches these agencies use in order to meet social service’s needs.


DATE: April 22, 2014


TIME: 4:00-4:50 P.M.




This presentation is open to the public.

Contact: Quirino de Brito. E-mail address:

Earth Day Celebration on April 22, 11-2 in Selvester's

Join the Chico State Jewish Student Union/Hillel for an exhibit of Israeli Environmental Innovations to celebrate Earth Day!


The exhibit will cover topics such as what students can do in their daily life to be green as well as looking at Israel’s environmental methods, innovations,and technology and how these compare to California (For example irrigation and the drip system)!


There will be speakers, exhibits, activities, and lunch will be provided by Petra Mediterranean Cuisine!



11 AM -12 PM

 Political Science Professor Emeritus Irv Schiffman will discuss how Israel has reclaimed its desert area and how it has been teaching its restoration and water conservation techniques to countries throughout the world.”


12 PM-1 PM

Courtney Silver



-Sustainability & Innovations in Israel

-Organic Produce

-“What students can do today” 

Documentary Film "The Case for Israel" on April 22

EMET (Education for Middle East Transformation) and the Chico State Jewish Student Union/Hillel are showing the documentary film "The Case for Israel" in BMU 204 on April 22 at 6:30 p.m.  A discussion led by Prof. Michael Leitner will be follow the film showing.  Refreshments will be provided and admission is free. 


This documentary presents a vigorous case for Israel-for its basic right to exist, to protect its citizens from terrorism, and to defend its borders from hostile enemies-in a highly accessible multimedia format. Alan Dershowitz plays a central role in this documentary as adviser and on-camera presence and argues forcefully that real peace in the Middle East can only occur when the Palestinians, Arabs and their allies value the creation of a Palestinian homeland more than they oppose the presence of a Jewish state. Through incisive conversations with key judicial, political and academic leaders, Dershowitz refutes deeply entrenched misperceptions about Israel's history, Jewish claims to a homeland, individual rights under Israel's democratic system of government, the security fence, and military conduct in the face of terrorist attacks.

Israel Independence Day Celebration May 6

EMET (Education for Middle East Transformation) and the Chico State Jewish Student Union/Hillel are co-sponsoring a celebration of Israel Independence Day on May 6.  At 4 p.m. at the weekly International Forum, Prof. Michael Leitner (Recreation, Hospitality and Parks Management) is presenting highlights from his forthcoming book entitled "Israeli Life and Leisure in the 21st Century," an insider's view of the country and its people.  Immediately after the talk the audience will be led outside for Israeli music, dancing, and delicious Israeli food.  Admission is free.

The Multicultural Affairs Council invites you to the Indigenous Earth Relations Alliance Conference, Friday April 25th

The Indigenous Earth Relations Alliance Conference will present information and expertise vital to regional sustainability. This event will focus on concerns of local and regional tribal people regarding our relationships with the earth, and how the campus community can most effectively work in solidarity with indigenous peoples to address important contemporary issues of land management.


This conference is mostly funded by a grant from the Sustainability Fund Allocation Committee, with support from AS Multicultural Affairs and outside organizations.  It is a grass roots effort that is driven by both a desire and need to hear from indigenous communities on issues of land management and sustainability on the occupied lands of what is now known as Chico State University. 

The event will take place Friday April 25th in BMU 210 from 9am to 5pm


Keynote @ 9am: Chief Caleen Sisk of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe

Panel Discussions @ 10am & 3pm

Indigenous Art Exhibit and Film Screening @ 1:00pm: Dancing Salmon Home 


See full list of speakers and the event schedule on our event website at 

For questions or to volunteer please email

Human Resources Services Center/Faculty Affairs

Apply Now: Employee Fee Waivers for Fall (and Summer) 2014

Did you know the CSU provides a fee waiver benefit to its employees?  Details about the fee waiver program, instructions and options are available online. 


The CSU, Chico Employee Fee Waiver Application filing period for Fall (and Summer) 2014 terms is April 7 through May 2, 2014.   This filing period includes fee waivers for dependents, spouses, and domestic partners.  One application form is required for each term of enrollment.  As a reminder, course fees can be waived for up to two courses, but the maximum amount of release time an employee can request is equal to one course.


Return completed forms to the Human Resources Services Center, Kendall Hall Room 220, campus zip 0010, by Friday, May 2, 2014.   If you have questions, e-mail, or call ext. 6771.


Summer Courses

Most summer courses at CSU, Chico are not state-funded and, as such, do not qualify for the fee waiver program.  Courses during summer terms at other CSU campuses may or may not be state-funded.  Please check with the campus offering the course to confirm.  For qualifying state-funded courses at CSU, Chico, view the Class Schedule > Summer 2014 Session > Limited State Support


More Information

If you have questions, please review the website, e-mail, or call ext. 6771.


We want U to intern for UMatter for the 2014-2015 school year!

Want to get involved?

UMatter is a program designed to engage student-to-student conversation about mental health to eliminate negative stigmas and to promote healthy student interaction and positive mental health practices.

UMatter is looking for Peer Educators for the 2014-2015 school year! The UMatter Peer Educator internship is an opportunity to be a positive role model on campus and to gain invaluable experience.* All majors and class standings are welcome to apply.

Join the Movement!

If you are interested in actively improving Chico State’s campus environment as a Peer Educator for UMatter or have questions please email and include the following:

«  A current resume

«  A letter of interest explaining why you want to be a UMatter Peer Educator

«  A short video (i.e., 2-5 minute) using YouTube or Vimeo explaining why mental health is important OR create a short slideshow using Kizoa ( with pictures and/or music demonstrating what mental health means to you. Have fun and be creative! 




*For detailed information about the internship and to stay up to date on UMatter events and opportunities please “like” us on Facebook!


And follow us on Instagram @umatterchicostate

The American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) is looking for conversation partners!

The American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) is looking for conversation partners!

ALCI is the intensive English language program on campus and offers language instruction for all levels, beginning through advanced. ALCI is looking for students who want to help international students with their English.

If you are interested in different cultures, or need to fulfill a requirement to interact with non-native English speakers, please come see us! We are looking for everyone and anyone that would like to help a non-native English speaker improve their English!

Our office is located in the Regional and Continuing Education building. If you are interested in becoming a conversation partner, please email: or call us at (530) 898-6821.

Campus sustainability research

Marketing research students, Steven Kuzminsky and Kristen Soldati, would like to invite you to take part in a survey to measure how effectively the campus teaches sustainability to students


The survey is expected to take between 5 and 10 minutes, and is completely anonymous.

You can access the survey here:


Your answers will be extremely valuable to the University and our sustainability program. Thank you for your time.


Please contact Steven Kuzminsky or

Kristen Soldati if you would like any more information

The Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry is now open for students in need!

If you are a currently enrolled CSUC student and are experiencing food insecurity, we can help! We have established a food pantry located on campus. If you would like more information about this program, please contact Kathleen Moroney in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at (530) 898-6131. If you have an immediate need, please contact a staff or faculty member for a referral, or stop by our office in Kendall Hall, room 110. For more information about the program or if you are interested in donating to the pantry, please contact:

iLEAD Retreat Post-Poned

Due to scheduling conflicts this year’s iLEAD Retreat: Creating Movements of Change has been Post-Poned until February 2015. We are very excited for this retreat and we look forward to the transformational experience next spring. We hope that you will be able to join us then!


If you have any questions please contact the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center at (530) 898-4101 or by emailing us at


Students Get Certified in Bystander Intervention for Prescription Drug Awareness Week

Date: 04-17-2014

Sarah Langford
Public Affairs
Trisha Seastrom, Director
Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center

More than 300 student volunteers at California State University, Chico will participate in the Red Watch Band Ceremony on Thursday, April 24, certifying them to respond to an alcohol- or drug-related emergency. The event is one in a series planned by the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC) for Prescription Drug Awareness Week, April 22-26.

The complete release is available on the CSU, Chico News website.

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